How to extract PDF font to image?

PDF Font Extractor Command Line is a smart and easy-to-use program which is able to extract PDF font by command line and save PDF font to image or font files with different kinds of command line options. It can save the fonts to formats like TTF (TrueType), CFF (Compact Font Format), and AFM (Adobe Font Metrics). However, some fonts cannot be saved to font files, and one alternative method is to save them to GIF images.

If there are some useful fonts embedded in a PDF document and you want to use this font in some other electronic document such as MS Word, the program PDF Font Extractor Command Line can help you. For using the command line program, you just need to download the ZIP file to your computer and unpack it to some location. Then you will be able to use it in MS-DOS command prompt window in Windows system. The following is an example of the basic usage of the program.

For using PDF Font Extractor Command Line, you need to click here to download it to your computer and then extract the package to some suitable location.

There is a command line usage of this program for your reference like the following one:

pdffont [options] <PDF-file>

According to this usage, there is a corresponding example below to help you extract PDF font:

pdffont.exe C:\demo.pdf C:\1\

In the command line example, pdffont.exe is the called program, C:\.pdf is the PDF of which fonts will be extracted, and the extracted fonts will be extracted to C:\1\ folder. This command line extracts the fonts to font files. To those fonts that cannot be reused with font files, you should use the following commands to convert font to image.

pdffont.exe –img C:\demo.pdf C:\1\

The option -img will tell the program to extract and render fonts to GIF images. Then you can use the GIF images to display characters in webpage or other documents. The image in Figure 1 shows the GIF images rendered from fonts of the input PDF.

GIF images from fonts

                                                           Figure 1

Now you can use the GIF "fonts" in HTML pages to display the corresponding characters.

After inputting the command line in MS-DOS interface, please don’t forget to strike Enter button on the keyboard to start to extract PDF font. There are more information about PDF Font Extractor Command Line on its homepage and you can visit it to see more functions and features. If you have any questions or advices about this program, welcome to leave your messages here and you can also contact our support team.

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